Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. ~ Hellen Keller
The struggle is finding YOUR adventure. (Read This: Adventure Is Air For The Soul)
You hear this word tossed around daily. You see it on peoples profiles and in their descriptions of what they do and what they want, but adventure implies danger.
You cannot truly have adventure while within your comfort zone.
That’s not how adventure works.
Adventure requires risk. It needs you to be afraid. It needs you to attempt to do what you do not know you can do.
But it also needs to be important to you or else it won’t hold the same meaning that should be life altering.
There’s where clarity comes in, a clarity that’s so difficult to find while we’re in the rat race or even the mindless monotony of our daily routines, our daily lives that can be devoid of ambition and hunger and even fear.
While we cover ‘the hustle’ a lot on this site, the necessity for work, persistence, and consistency, if your head is always in a book or your eyes always focused on a computer you’re not going to be able to step back and truly figure out what it is you want to do, to be, to accomplish, and to pursue.
The key word in the quote above isn’t adventure, it’s daring.
Daring is ambition, thinking outside of the box, thinking in a grand fashion, while walking straight into your fears with strength, not tepidness.
Daring means you have to think beyond who you are right now and what you can accomplish, but you also have to hear who you are and what you really want without the suggestions and impressions that society leaves upon us.
It isn’t an easy thing to do because our entire lives we’ve been told what’s expected of us, and in every circumstance what’s expected isn’t big enough. But we believe that’s who we are and why we’re here and in that belief we’re blind to what truly can be.
I agree with the quote, clearly, but most will read it and think that life is a matter of having a cool instagram account or travel or becoming a celebrity.
That quote has nothing to do with other people. It’s completely internal. It’s YOU and YOUR journey and in forging it, finding it, you can’t be held back by fear or expectation or what others aspire to be.
When you figure out what adventure is and how grand it can be, then you figure out a lot of what this life is all about.
Read This: A Man’s Guide to Adventure